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BA SCORE
97
world-class

29 Reviews
Brasserie VBrasserie V
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

1923 Monroe St
Madison, Wisconsin, 53711-2026
United States

(608) 255-8500 | map
brasseriev.com

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Added by DaPeculierDane on 12-08-2007

PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
64
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
4.26%
 
 
Taps:
26
Bottles/Cans:
200
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 64
Reviews by brewercraig:
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4.68/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I had read reviews of Brasserie V before going, however I still was surpised. First of all it really is a small place, and very non-descript from the outside. In fact I drove right past it the first time, as I was expecting something bigger. Once we finally found the place and got inside, it was obvious how popular the place is, with all the tables full and an estimated hour wait.

The wait allowed time to select a beer and enjoy it along with converasation in the 'waiting' area. With over 10 Belgian beers on tap and many more in bottles, it wasn't the easiest of tasks. It was great to see Saison Dupont on tap.

The dinner selection was almost as daunting as the beer selection. Belgian inspired, it included frites and mussels. However it didn't stop there; there were also steaks, duck, lamb and seafood, all of which sounded wonderful.

There were three of us in our party and we all enjoyed our various entrees. The chef did come out to our table to appologize for the delay, which we hadn't even noticed. Service was attentive but not intrusive. We weren't rushed, in fact we did stay a while after finishing our dinner and enjoyed the opportunity to relax and talk.

All in all, it was a very nice experience with food and beer to match.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of simplejj81
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Visited Great Taste Eve 2015. Prennial tap takeover, but I was solo and able to find a seat at the bar. Besides the fantastic Perennial list the overall selection was incredible, as was the food. Service at the bar was spot on. I hope to be able to go back here everytime I visit Madison. I made it to a lot of places GT Eve and this place stood out as the best.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.79/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.64/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of DudeSMB
4.98/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Sixpoint
4.73/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

along with the wine and hop shop, Monroe St is now a beer incubator destination!

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Photo of aidman
4.73/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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4.81/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

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4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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4.28/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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Brasserie V in Madison, WI
4.46 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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